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Old 06-13-2017, 07:04 PM
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Do you throw out your cup of tea if your pet puts a limb inside?

So, when you have your dogs on your desktop/kitchen table and are reading a newspaper while drinking some liquid and your dog or pet dunks a tail inside, do you throw it out? What about if he puts a paw or leg inside, or puts his entire snout into it and drinks some? I am asking because I saw something similar on here before.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:11 PM
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Tail, sometimes no depending on whether they left fur behind. Paw, hell yes, that drink is dumped. I have cats, and they use their paws to bury their crap. I'm not sure they've ever drank out of my glass, but I'd dump that too; you shouldn't share saliva with anything that can give itself a rimjob.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:12 PM
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Wait, back up: When you have your dogs on the table?
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:14 PM
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:15 PM
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nm. wrong forum

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Old 06-13-2017, 07:15 PM
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My cats do the dumping before sticking limbs in.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:17 PM
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Tail, sometimes no depending on whether they left fur behind. Paw, hell yes, that drink is dumped. I have cats, and they use their paws to bury their crap. I'm not sure they've ever drank out of my glass, but I'd dump that too; you shouldn't share saliva with anything that can give itself a rimjob.
<bolding mine>

I can give myself a rimjob and often drink out of my cat's bowl. He doesn't seem to mind.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:32 PM
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Can doesn't mean should. ::bleah::

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Old 06-13-2017, 07:32 PM
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Hell yes, I don't let animals within breathing distance if I can help it! That damn cat is always sneezing or licking himself. :shudder:
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:39 PM
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None of my pets ever went on tables.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:44 PM
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This reminds me of the viscerally disgusting habit that some have of letting their dog or cat lick them on their open mouths or tongue. "It's ok because I love her!"
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:38 PM
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This reminds me of the viscerally disgusting habit that some have of letting their dog or cat lick them on their open mouths or tongue. "It's ok because I love her!"
My niece did this with the family dog. She was 3 at the time. She thought it was funny. She's out grown it now, which she tells me every time she sees me. Kids.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:48 PM
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So, when you have your dogs on your desktop/kitchen table and are reading a newspaper while drinking some liquid and your dog or pet dunks a tail inside, do you throw it out?
Why would I throw out a perfectly good dog?
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:57 PM
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:59 PM
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Yes, the tea is no longer sanitary....
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:03 PM
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My cats are never allowed on a surface I eat from.

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Old 06-13-2017, 10:19 PM
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I would throw it out if I put my own limb in it.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:30 PM
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My dogs have all been too big to get on the table, and wouldn't be allowed on it if they could.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:36 PM
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I have the dreaded Germo-vision(tm) . So yeah, if the animal touches it, it's gone.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:56 PM
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I gave a recipe for WWI chlorine gas that will sanitize anything of this planet, but Chrome thought better of it.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:58 PM
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Did anyone else read the title, and picture a pet putting a tree limb into a cup?
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:18 PM
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Actually, I thought of a cat bringing a "present" and dropping into your cup. Mouse limb, insect part. I'm definitely not drinking that.

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Old 06-13-2017, 11:27 PM
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No. No animals ever get on the table -- I have larger dogs and no cats, but I have very very little ick about any animals. If something falls into my tea mostly I just fish it out. I draw the line at flies. And cigarette ash. Luckily none of my dogs are smokers.

I don't like anybody licking me except my husband though. My dogs know this.

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:08 AM
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As my free-lance part-time hooker-friend told me, when we shared a straw in a 72-ouncer from McDonalds "Ive had worse things than that in my mouth".

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Old 06-14-2017, 08:42 AM
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<bolding mine>

I can give myself a rimjob and often drink out of my cat's bowl. He doesn't seem to mind.
Ah, Tibby, I've missed you.

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Why would I throw out a perfectly good dog?
However, this was the correct answer.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:44 AM
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So, when you have your dogs on your desktop/kitchen table ...
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Wait, back up: When you have your dogs on the table?
It's every fucking thread, isn't it?
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:51 AM
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So, when you have your dogs on your desktop/kitchen table and are reading a newspaper while drinking some liquid and your dog or pet dunks a tail inside, do you throw it out? What about if he puts a paw or leg inside, or puts his entire snout into it and drinks some? I am asking because I saw something similar on here before.
Suppose you crawled around on all fours for a few hours, palms/fingers flat on the ground. In the bathroom, outdoors in the dirt, poking your fingers around in the cat's litterbox, all of that. Take a dump, maybe get some shit on your fingers, but just wipe them off, don't wash.

Would you stir your drink with your unwashed finger, and then drink that drink? Would you make/eat a sandwich without washing your hands? Would you accept food and drink prepared by someone else who had done this?

Why would you ingest food or drink that had been touched by any animal, human or otherwise, who had done this?
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:14 AM
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Rocco, our African Grey, regularly samples anything I'm drinking. I do not let him have coffee or alcohol, but he loves orange juice, cranberry juice, apple juice, and water. Because he only drinks a thimbleful, I finish the mug.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:16 AM
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It's probably not all that risky, in the grand scheme of things.

More risky than shaking hands with your dog then putting your finger in your mouth, because more bacteria will be transferred from paw to wet drink than from paw to dry skin.

Probably a little less risky that that awful kissing (with tongues) thing people do with their dogs, because the dog's tongue goes everywhere.

But regardless risk, it's not that hard to make another cup of tea, so that's what I would do. Well, if I lived on a planet where it was normal to let dogs walk on the kitchen table.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:24 AM
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Tail or paw? Yeah, probably. My dog's feet are filthy. And she likes to lay in a dirt hole in the yard under the porch, so her tail is usually pretty nasty too.

But stick her tongue in my beer? Meh, alcohol kills germs, I'll just share. I kiss her right on her nose. Sometimes she french kisses me back. I'll feed her a bite of my dinner straight off my fork and then dig that fork right back into my food. Dog spit has magical healing powers.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:35 AM
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Foot, hell yah because I know where it's been; it usually upsets the cup anyway. I've never had a tail dunk.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:01 AM
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Quoth Ulfreida:

I draw the line at flies.
An Englishman, an Irishman, and a Scot are all at the pub drinking, when simultaneously, three flies come along and land in their drinks. The Englishman gets a disgusted look on his face, and sets his mug aside. The Scot fishes the fly out, shrugs his shoulders, and keeps drinking. The Irishman grabs the fly, holds it upside down over the drink, and shouts "Spit it out, yeh bastard!"
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:29 PM
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...because the dog's tongue goes everywhere.
Not true, there are 3 places on me where a dog's tongue has never been!
OK, 2. But I don't want to talk about it.

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I'll feed her a bite of my dinner straight off my fork and then dig that fork right back into my food. Dog spit has magical healing powers.
that explains the user name...
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:38 PM
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Tail or paw? Yeah, probably. My dog's feet are filthy. And she likes to lay in a dirt hole in the yard under the porch, so her tail is usually pretty nasty too.

But stick her tongue in my beer? Meh, alcohol kills germs, I'll just share. I kiss her right on her nose. Sometimes she french kisses me back. I'll feed her a bite of my dinner straight off my fork and then dig that fork right back into my food. Dog spit has magical healing powers.
↑↑↑ This.
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:44 PM
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I don't freak out if a cat drinks from my water glass. I kiss them on their faces and noses and don't see much difference there. Paws, though, I'm not a fan if those go in my drink and I'll let them have their way with it and then wash the glass and replace the drink.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:18 PM
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Depends on which one... If it was my daughter's cat, no, probably not. If it was one of my dogs, well - I wouldn't *need* to toss it out; they'd displace the entire contents of the cup without any effort on my part. If they didn't just smash the cup outright.

(Yes, my dogs are HUGE)
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:44 PM
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I can give myself a rimjob...
Dude...wait, what?
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:19 PM
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Dude...wait, what?
I can change the rims on my car. What's so unusual about that?
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:27 PM
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:48 PM
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I can change the rims on my car. What's so unusual about that?
That's giving your car a rimjob. Nice try but fail.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:03 PM
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That's giving your car a rimjob. Nice try but fail.
I thought that was autolingus.
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:30 PM
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I thought that was autolingus.
*snerk*
Brilliant.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:22 PM
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I thought that was autolingus.
"Auto"lingus...well that could be loving on a car or loving on yourself. Clever.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:06 PM
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No fur and I can live with it.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:43 PM
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I thought that was autolingus.
If that's a new Transformers movie, I do NOT want to see it.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:50 PM
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I used to frequent a little neighborhood bar. Another regular was a big bald construction worker/contactor. He had a little poodle that was maybe 4 pounds. My cats were bigger than this dog.

The dog (Teddy) went everywhere with Mike, including work and the bar. The bar owners lived upstairs and Teddy would get put up there to play with their dogs. Sometimes when there was only a few of us regulars there Teddy was allowed to hang out in the bar. And sometimes on the bar, wandering from person to person for ear scratches.

More than once he snarfed some beer from a picture. We would laugh and of course finish the beer. And FYI, it doesn't take much beer to make a tiny dog pass out.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:58 AM
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Did anyone else read the title, and picture a pet putting a tree limb into a cup?
Yes! I was coming in to post this. My dogs are fanatical stick carriers and I have had sticks and other less savory things dropped in my food.

I've kept a drink that a dog has dipped a tip of an ear in, but paws 'n tail contamination is a no-go (I don't know why I consider ears as cleaner than other parts). When I had cats I couldn't eat anything they had violated, blech.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:06 AM
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I keep my glass covered because I have one cat who loves to sample. She doesn't put paws or limbs in the glass, just her little pink tongue, which I have seen far too often cleaning parts I'd rather not come in contact with, even indirectly. I just pop a postcard over it when I'm not in knocking away range. So far she hasn't been smart enough to figure out how to swipe that card off.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:07 PM
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If my dogs get tired, I take my shoes off and let them rest just about anywhere, but i don't think I've ever accidentally put them in my drink.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:08 PM
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I believe this is appropriate here....

“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”
Friedrich Nietzsche.
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